‘Looking Happy’, the third single from Ailbhe Reddy’s debut album so far is its bounciest yet, which is appropriate as the video features Ailbhe and friends on a bouncy castle.
But, like the song’s themes, Ailbhe is a bit pre-occupied by things in her peripheral, mainly seeing an ex’s outgoing life through social media, even if that may not be reality.
It’s the way we navigate through modern life unforch!
“The song is all about watching someone’s life from afar post-break up. We should all know by now that what people present online is a shiny, happy version of events but sometimes it’s impossible to have that logic when you’re hurting. Most people have probably ended up scrolling through the online profile of an ex and feeling like their life is full of fun parties and holidays, because that’s all people show of their life online”.
Video directed by Ciaran O’Brien and Ailbhe Reddy.
Ailbhe Reddy plays a headline show live at The Workman’s Club on Friday, 2nd October 2020 .
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.